Improve communications and networking among and between Mental Health Connection member agencies, key stakeholders, and our community.

Goals for 2017

  • Plan monthly meetings of Mental Health Connection membership
  • Create strategies to ensure meaningful participation of each member in the collaboration
  • Increase communication with key community stakeholders
  • Create strategies for communicating the benefits of MHC membership to the community
  • Consider strategies for more strategically educating and engaging community stakeholders about the work and goals of MHC

What's Happening?

September Membership Engagement Cmte Meeting Highlights: 

  • September Membership Meeting was a Celebration of the “Reaching Teens” Collaborative followed by a 1.5 CEU presentation by Dr. Ginsburg – Beyond: “Our Kids are Not Broken!”: Fort Worth as a Model for the Nation on Leveraging the Potential of ALL Youth 
  • Reviewed plans for the following Membership Meeting presentations
  • Previewed “Reaching Teens” Evaluation Report and discussed how can  effectively be disseminated to membership and broader community
  • Next Meeting, October 4, 2017; 9 am Lena Pope

Upcoming Membership Meeting topics:

September 11, 2017       “Reaching Teens Celebration” with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

October 9, 2017            Report from Workforce Cmte; Review Trauma Action Plan; Kick-off for TBRI Project

November 13, 2017        Aligning with Early Childhood Efforts

Meeting Date, Time, Location

First Wednesday of the month, 9:00am, Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet St, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Dale Edmiaston Community Volunteer (817) 279-2162

Lyn Willis MHMR of Tarrant County Board of Trustees (817) 705-8620

Committee Members

Joan Barcellona Family Representative

Kay Barkin Paving the Way Grant, MHMR of Tarrant County

Catherine Carlton MHMR of Tarrant County

Michael Chaney Mind Above Matter

Andria Fleming Hawkins Psychiatry

Kim Garrett Recovery Resource Council

Valencia Gensollen The Family Connection

Estrella Griggs Santa Fe Youth Services

Duke Greenhill Jo Design

Julie Jeter MHMR of Tarrant County

Jana Jones Lena Pope

Kari Landry Mental Health Connection

Sherri Pratt The Women's Center

Barbara Reynolds-Brown Fort Worth ISD

Matt Robison Child Study Center

Claire Simpson JPS Health Network

Rita Stevenson Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Council

Mindia Whittier Lena Pope

Contact Us

3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: